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Vroon has announced that it has secured the construction of two Wind Turbine Installation Vessels which will be operated by its subsidiary MPI Offshore (Stokesley, UK).
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The new vessels design is based on the current design of MV Resolution (built 2003). The new vessels will be slightly bigger and will have a number of enhancements, such as a much larger crane (1,000 MT lifting capacity), larger accommodation (112 persons), helideck, enhanced jacking and positioning capability (DPII) and the ability to work in the Offshore Oil and Gas sector. The new vessels are being designed in cooperation between MPI and Gusto MSC (Rotterdam). Gusto will also arrange the supply of the jack-up system and the cranes for the vessels, while the engine and thruster systems are being delivered by Rolls Royce. The vessels will be constructed at the Cosco Nantong Shipyard in China and will classed by DNV. Delivery and commissioning is expected in the first and third quarters of 2011. The total investment for the two vessels will amount to US$ 550 million.
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